More jail project legislation approved

By Jennifer Woods -

At a recent Fayette County Commissioners’ meeting, a “Guaranteed Maximum Price Amendment Document” was approved for the purpose of the new Fayette County Jail construction project.

The document was from Granger Construction Company and the amended maximum amount was $20,899,776.

In other recent business, bids were taken for WIOA Consultant Services for the Fayette County Department of Job and Family Services. One bid was received from Workforce Services Unlimited in the amount of $73 per house—which will be approximately $40,000 per year. The bid was accepted but is waiting for approval from the director of FCDJFS, Faye Williamson.

An amended contract between the Fayette County Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Fayette County Common Pleas Clerk of Courts was accepted per the recommendation of Williamson. The amended contract did not change the contract costs or period, only the unit of service.

As requested by Williamson, a contract between FCDJFS and Southern State Community College was accepted. The college will provide an OhioMeansJobs Center for Fayette County from July 1 through June 30 of 2020. The maximum amount payable is $63,000 and will be funded by WIOA, TANF and contributions from OhioMeansJobs partners.

As requested by Williamson, a contract between FCDJFS and the Department of Mental Health-Eastway Corporation Children Services was accepted. The contract is in relation to placement of children in the foster system, as well as other related services. The contract period is May 19 through Dec. 31 of 2020 with a maximum amount of $50,175.

Melissa Havens, director of Emergency Management in Fayette County, was authorized to file in the necessary state office in order to obtain federal financial assistance under the Disaster Relief Act or the President’s Disaster Relief Fund when needed. Havens was also authorized to act as the agent to the state and to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in regards to such federal disaster assistance.

A pre-application for the Airport Improvement Program funds was authorized to be filed with the FAA. The purpose of the funds is for the construction of the Parallel Taxiway—phase 1 at the Fayette County Airport. Federal funds being requested equal $1,300,500. The local contribution is $72,250, which is being matched by the State of Ohio’s contribution of $72,250. The total cost comes to $1,445,000.

Fayette County Engineer Steve Luebbe was authorized to enter into a contract with American Pavement Inc. American Pavement was one of three entities that had bid for the 2019 Fayette County Crack Seal Program in the amount of $22,801.08.

Stay with the Record-Herald weekly for more updates from the Fayette County Commissioners. The Fayette County Commissioners’ Office is located at 133 S. Main St., suite 401 in Washington Court House and their office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They can be reached at 740-335-0720.

Reach Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.

By Jennifer Woods